WASHINGTON, D.C. – Saturday's UFC on Versus 6 event proved a record-setting show in the event series' history.
The show, which took place at Washington, D.C.'s Verizon Center, set UFC on Versus records for both attendance (9,380) and live gate ($706,775).
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) learned of the figures at the night's post-event press conference.
UFC on Versus 6 marked the organization's debut in Washington, D.C. The night's main card on Versus, and the prelims streamed on Facebook. UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz made a successful title defense over Demetrious Johnson in the night's headliner.
The figures topped the previous highs set by UFC on Versus 1 ($568,125 gate) and UFC on Versus 3 (8,319).
Official tallies should be available from the DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission later this week.
The complete list of reported gate figures for UFC on Versus events, as compiled by MMAjunkie.com, includes:
"UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson" (October 2011): $706,775 (9,380)*
"UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs. Jones" (March 2010): $568,125 (6,443)*
"UFC on Versus 4: Kongo vs. Barry" (June 2011): $562,310 (7,792)*
"UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle" (August 2011): $539,000 (6,751)*
"UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko" (August 2010): $489,685 (8,132)*
"UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann" (March 2011): $471,450 (8,319)*